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Energy & environment update - November 24 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia, Canada, China, European Union, France, Global, India, USA
  • November 24 2014

Prior to recessing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the House and Senate both took several votes and introduced numerous pieces of legislation on energy


EU bioethanol investigation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • November 27 2011

On November 25, the European Commission launched an illegal trade investigation into bioethanol imports from the United States to determine if the U.S. imports of bioethanol are having an illegal adverse impact on EU-based producers, and promised provisional conclusions by August 2012


Short-lived pollutant coalition
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, USA, Colombia, European Union
  • April 29 2012

Norway, Nigeria, Colombia, Japan, the European Commission, and the World Bank joined a coalition April 24 formed earlier this year by the United States and other countries to curb black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons


Legislation shields U.S. airlines from EU ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • August 5 2012

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee unanimously approved legislation (S. 1956) July 31 to bar the European Union from extending its Emissions Trading System to American airlines after Senator John Thune (R-SD) added language supporting a global approach to curbing the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions


Airlines seek government action against EU ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • August 5 2012

A coalition of American airlines and aviation industry organizations sent a letter July 30 to the departments of State and Treasury asking them to take action to reverse the European Union’s decision to include aviation greenhouse gas emissions in its Emissions Trading System


EU ETS airline challenges
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • April 1 2012

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and U.S. airline representatives March 28 urged the administration to use an international aviation treaty to challenge the European Union’s plan to include American carriers in its Emissions Trading System


EU airline decision unchanged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • January 22 2012

The European Commission sent a letter January 16 to U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation asserting that it will not change its decision to include U.S. airlines in the European Union Emissions trading System


Transportation Secretary queried on airlines and EU carbon caps
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • June 10 2012

At a June 6 hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was questioned about whether the Administration would support Senator John Thune’s (R-SD) legislation to prohibit American airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System


Energy & environment update - October 6 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global, USA
  • October 6 2014

The fifth annual United States-India Energy Partnership summit took place in Washington last week. The United States and India created the Clean


Energy & environment update - November 10 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global, USA
  • November 10 2014

Republicans gained control of the Senate last Tuesday, and, with Republicans picking up several House seats as well, Congress rests in their hands